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Medical Tourism Guide Offers Education for Cosmetic Surgery Overseas

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on August 24, 2008

Managing the costs of cosmetic surgery can be challenging for many people paying for procedures out-of-pocket, but international companies are offering affordable prices and packages for some of today’s popular treatments.

From liposuction to breast augmentation, it’s now possible to get a procedure that costs a fraction of the U.S. average. Companies such as GorgeousGetaways.com offer 14-day packages with flight, hotel and surgery for under $10K; patients can book a getaway that includes a facelift and breast augmentation, all transfers between the hotel and hospital, and two weeks of accomodations in a one-bedroom apartment for only $9,099. Other overseas packages include procedures such as tummy tucks, liposuction and eyelid lifts – all from an accredited hospital in Malaysia.

Still, heading overseas for cosmetic surgery poses several risks, especially for travelers who are planning extended stays in a foreign country.  Since the procedures are not covered by insurance, any problems with the treatment will need to be addressed back home – and at a high cost.

The Medical Tourism Corporation, a facilitator of medical treatments at internationally renown hopsitals has recently published “Choosing the Right International Hospital – A Medical Tourism Company Perspective“, an 8-page booklet that offers tips on finding a board-certified doctor, ways to gauge the reputation of a hospital, and how to assess the total costs of a procedure.

The Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Medical Tourism also offers helpful tips and insights about the growing trends for cosmetic surgery overseas.

(Photo courtesy of GorgeousGetaways.com)

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